Vinyl grades for used records  
 

We assume that there are different interpretations of the standard grades used for re-sold records, so we will define here the grades we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a record.

We have separeted grades for cover and vinyl and there are no grades for CD, DVD or other formats. Please note that we do grade records that are not original pressings but pre-owned. However, please be aware that since the main emphasis of Hum Records is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that almost all of our records are graded visually; it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.

 
 

Additional Marks & Notes

 
 

If something is noteworthy (e.g. cut-outs), we try to note it in the comments -- especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.

 
 

Further Explanations

 
 

LC: Label Cover
NC: No Cover
PC: Picture Cover
PL: Plain Cover
SC: Sticker Cover

AUT: Austrian Pressing
BEL: Belgian Pressing
CAN: Canadian Pressing
FRA: French Pressing
GER: German Pressing
GBR: Great Britain Pressing
ITA: Italian Pressing
JPN: Japanese Pressing
NED: Dutch Pressing
SUI: Swiss Pressing
SWE: Swedish Pressing
USA: American Pressing

 
 

The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl and cover of an album or single:

Sealed (s)
This is what it says, that the record is still held fast in shrink-wrap. We tend to be pretty suspicious about these things, so if the shrink-wrap doesn't look original, or if the record seems to have undergone some damage over time, we'll probably take it out of the wrapper to ensure that it's in good shape.
Cover looks as bought directly off the pressing plant.

Mint (m)
Vinyl with no dirt, no scuffs.
No marks, except for very slight flaws in the vinyl that may have to do with the way the record was pressed. However, this record plays as new.
The shrink-wrap is opened up, but as new.

Excellent (ex)
Vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt, but no scuffs.
One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
Possible minor surface noise when played.
Cover is excellent for presenting your collection on the wall, still shiny and reflecting, tough the shrink might be missing.

Very Good (vg)
Vinyl should be clean, but can have dust and scuffs.
Can have a few small marks that may show up easily, but which do not affect play at all.
This is the kind of record that will play "excellent", but which will have some signs of use (although not major ones).
May have slight surface noise when played, especially inbetween tracks.
Cover has some slight marks, but still looks very good.

Good (g)
Vinyl may be dirty, and can lack a fair amount of luster.
Vinyl can have a number of marks, either in clusters or smaller amounts, but deeper.
In general, this is a record that was played a fair amount, handled without care, but which is not totally trashed. Still you will be able to notice the loss of quality in listening.
Cover has visible marks.

Poor (p)
A record that you'd buy to play, cheap, but which you wouldn't buy for collecting, because it’s outworn.
Does have marks, scuffs, etc -- but should not be totally trashed.
Cover is in no shape, but not totally trashed.

 
A Good Christian/Abel
(Wanna) Be Free
[Surfing In Kansas]
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Marcos Valle
Marcos Valle
[Jazz Is Dead]
Amewu
Leidkultur
[Vinyl Digital]
Andrew Wasylyk
Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation
[Athens Of The North]
Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes
Heritage of the Invisible II
[International Anthem]
Ayalew Mesfin
Mot Aykerim (You Can't Cheat Death)
[Now Again]
Ayalew Mesfin
Wegene (My Countryman)
[Now Again]
Azymuth
Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Azymuth
[Jazz Is Dead]
Babalu And His Headhunters
Bahamas Gone Independent
[Pressure Makes Diamonds]
Buscrates
Blasting Off
[Bastard Jazz]
Café Türk
Café Türk
[Zel Zele]
Caleborate
Real Person
[Vinyl Digital]
Celebrity BBQ Sauce Band
Celebrity BBQ Sauce
[Mahogani]
Chicco
I Need Some Money
[Afro Synth]
Chicco
Shigomase
[Rush Hour]
Dan Lacksman
Dan Lacksman
[Real Gone Music]
Daniel Wang
The Look Ma No Drum Machine EP - 2020 Edition
[Balihu]
De Nooit Moede
De Nooit Moede
[Kontakt Group]
Dirty Art Club
Gardens
[Paxico Records]
Electronic System
Tchip.Tchip (Vol. 3)
[Real Gone Music]
Esoteric (Czarface)
Esoteric vs. Japan
[Fly Casual]
Fela Kuti
Shakara
[Knitting Factory]
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
Pinata: The 1974 Version (RSD20)
[Madlib Invazion]
Gigi Masin & Jonny Nash
Postcards From Nowhere
[Melody As Truth]
Golden Brown
Take Vibe E.P.
[Jazz Room Records]
Gratien Midonet
A Cosmic Poet From Martinique (1979-1989)
[Time Capsule]
Helmuth Brandenburg
Babylon A.M.C.
[Sonorama]
Hiroshi Yoshimura
Green_Black Vinyl
[light in the attic]
In One Piece
In One Piece (Ft. Rodney Franklin)
[Mukatsuku]
Jahari Massamba Unit
Pardon My French
[Madlib Invazion]
Jimmy Blanche
Dou Van Jou
[Stima Records]
Jo Bisso
African Disco Experimentals (1974 to 1978)
[Africa Seven]
Khan
Blue Box Sessions
[Second Circle ]
Khruangbin
Christmas Is Here
[Late Night Tales]
Klaus Schonning
LYDGLIMT
[Frederiksberg]
Kutmah
A TRIBUTE TO THE BROTHER RAS G & THE AFRICAN SPACE PROGRAM
[All City Records]
Leoparden
Stilen Er Svimmel
[Lyskestrekk Records]
Liam Bailey
Ekundayo
[Big Crown Records]
Linkwood & Other Lands
Face the Facts
[Athens Of The North]
Little Barrie & Malcolm Catto
Quatermass Seven
[Madlib Invazion]
Little Simz
Drop 6
[Age 101]
Loud-E
Cherry Chocolate Chaud Vol. 2
[Discos Caplanca]
Major Weight Media
Music Speaks Louder
[NBN Archives]
Matthew Halsall
Salute to the Sun
[Gondwana Records]
Mekbuda
Convincing Delusional
[Ubiquity Recordings]
Meliza
Meliza
[Hot Mule & Secousse]
Meyhem Lauren & Harry Fraud
Glass 2.0
[SRRSCHL ]
Namir Blade
Aphelion's Traveling Circus
[Mello Music Group]
Oaagaada
Oag-ada
[We Jazz]
Patrick Cowley
Some Funkettes
[Dark Entries]
Pellegrino & Zodyaco
Morphe
[Early Sounds]
Planet Battagon
Trans-Neptunia
[On The Corner Records]
Power Of Attorney
Changing Man
[Brewerytown Records]
Quakers
II - The New Wave
[Stones Throw]
Queen City Soul Dynamite
The Boys In The Band & Little Flint
[Mukatsuku]
Reks
T.H.I.N.G.S. (The Hunger Inside Never Gets...)
[Brick]
Roland Haynes
Second Wave
[Real Gone Music]
Ruben Rada And Eduardo Mateo
Botija De Mi Pais
[Little Butterfly Records]
Scotch
Jam Alley
[La Casa Tropical]
Sha Nef
Numb
[FXCK RXP]
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Just Dropped In...
[Daptone Records]
Silky Vincent Group
The Complete Hook Up Recordings
[Tramp Records]
Soul Supreme
Soul Supreme
[Soul Supreme]
Stinger J
Pretty Face
[Isle Of Jura]
T-Sow
Pas D'ennemis Comme L'eau
[Vinyl Digital]
The Bees
I Love You
[Backatcha]
The Stance Brothers
On Top
[We Jazz]
The Twilite Tone
The Clearing
[Stones Throw]
Theo Parrish
Wuddaji
[Sound Signature]
Tom Misch
Beat Tape 2
[Beyond The Groove]
Tommy Mandel
Music For Insomniacs
[Invisible City Editions]
V/A
Music For Dance & Theatre Volume Two
[Music From Memory]
V/A
The Gates Of Hell Trilogy - Original Soundtrack Recordings
[Demon Records]
Various
La Locura de Machuca 75-80 (Gatefold 2LP+Booklet)
[Analog Africa]
Various
Peace Chant Vol.3
[Tramp Records]
Various
Peace Chant Vol.4
[Tramp Records]
Viola Renea
Syguiria Lady
[Strangelove Music]
Yu Mamiya
Start And End (feat. Freddie Gibbs)
[VINYL REMINISCENCES PRODUCTIONS]
  1. Action Bronson
Only For Dolphins
 
  2. Jahari Massamba Unit
Pardon My French
 
  3. LX72
New Affinty
 
  4. Phi-Psonics
The Cradle
 
  5. Quakers
II - The New Wave
 
  6. The Bees
I Love You
 
  7. Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Marcos Valle
Marcos Valle
 
  8. Freddie Gibbs And The Alchemist
Alfredo
 
  9. Kalabrese & KAYYAK
Make No Time / Painting Of Relaxation
 
  10. Liam Bailey
Ekundayo