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Welcome to Stolen Record Club.
An independent online music store where you will find new, used, collectable and rare music available for purchase and shipped direct to you. Catering to tastes across a wide variety of genres SRC will bring you the great, the weird and the wonderful in the world of music.
Stolen Record Club is an online only resource. This helps us keep our prices real.
Your record collection thanks you in advance.
Searching Our Site:
Use the search bar to enter the genre, sub-genre, artist, cat no or title of the release you are looking for. All results for that particular word/cat no will appear. You can also use your desired format as a search tool - 7, 10, 12 or CD. Alternatively you can search via the genre menu, all artists and titles within the chosen genre will appear. Our filter is also there to help you refine your search further.
The Terminology Translator:
The tactile nature of a record has an attraction that has captivated generations of music lovers. From the artwork, the sleeve notes through to the way you drop the needle into the groove there is plainly something about the process of physically possessing and playing a record that draws you in. The world of vinyl can be a mysterious place to find yourself in so in order to help get you acquainted with the art of buying vinyl we have put together information that we hope will help you start or continue your vinyl journey. Happy diggin'.
Generic: Used in reference to a 7",10" or 12" sleeve. This can either be a printed label specific sleeve or a plain paper or card sleeve. All our 7"s are shipped in a new plain white paper sleeve accompanied whenever possible with the original label specific sleeve or the original picture sleeve. Where a 7" picture sleeve is present it is graded, when it is not it is referred to as generic.
Edge Wear: Where the edges of a 7",10" or 12" record sleeve have a level of deterioration that needs noting, Usually referred to within our description as mInor, slight or significant edge wear. Overall grading of the cover will reflect any edge wear.
Ring Wear: This may mean that the record was not properly stored and pressure from the vinyl record has worn a ring in the cover. Usually referred to within our description as mInor, slight or significant ring wear. Overall grading of the cover will reflect any ring wear.
Play Tested: This item has been listened to in it's entirety. If its vinyl then its being play tested on a Technics SL-1210M5G, via an Ortofon Concorde Mk2 cartridge then through studio standard monitors...more than likely at a volume that is unhealthy.
Cat No: The catalog number is usually the most prominent number printed on the release - often on the spine, on the back cover and on the label, etc. This number is unique to the release...usually.
Flexi Disc: Records which are made from a thin, flexible vinyl sheet. Often given away with magazines or as promo's.
7": 7 inches is the diameter of the record, also known as a 45 due to the most common speed of a 7" record being 45rpm.
10": 10 inches is the diameter of the record, typically contains up to 12-15mins of sound.
12": 12 inches is the diameter of the record, they feature a wider groove therefore enabling a louder recording level. Electronic music dominates this format.
EP: Extended play - a release that contains more tracks than a single but fewer than an album or LP.
LP: Long Play - or an album. Some will argue that an LP is longer than an album whilst others will argue that an LP is just an album.
DLP: Double LP - an album with 2 long play records, can also be abbreviated as 2LP.
TLP: as per DLP but there are 3 records, can also be abbreviated as 3LP.
Gatefold Sleeve: A record sleeve which opens out like a book.
Unipak Sleeve: A record sleeve which opens out like a book but the record is inserted and removed from the middle (at the spine). The front cover tends to be a single card panel.
Die Cut Sleeve: A record sleeve where shaped areas have been mechanically cut out to show art, photos or the label which lies beneath the front cover.
Your Vinyl Grading Guide:
Our used vinyl recordings are guaranteed to be playable but it must be accepted that the condition may vary, and this is taken into consideration when items are graded and priced. Gradings are from a visual inspection only. If an item is play tested this is noted within the description. We strive to grade our records accurately and conservatively.
Near Mint / Mint-
A nearly perfect record. A NM or M- record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback. The record should show no obvious signs of wear. A 45 RPM or EP sleeve should have no more than the most minor defects, such as any sign of slight handling. An LP cover should have no creases, folds, seam splits, cut-out holes, or other noticeable similar defects. The same should be true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves, etc.
Very Good Plus / Very Good Minus (VG+, VG-)
A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Defects should be more of a cosmetic nature, not affecting the actual playback as a whole. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are "OK". The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. Spindle marks may be present. Picture sleeves and inner sleeves will have some slight wear, slightly turned-up corners, or a slight seam split. An LP cover may have slight signs of wear, and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation, or cut corner.
Very Good (VG)
Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound. Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time.
Good / Good Plus (G, G+)
A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be played through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear, or other defects will be present. While the record will be playable without skipping, noticeable surface noise and "ticks" will almost certainly accompany the playback.
Your Compact Disc Grading Guide:
Used Compact Disc's are guaranteed to be playable but it must be accepted that the condition may vary, and this is taken into consideration when items are graded and priced. Standard jewel cases are not graded. These are referred to as generic. Gradings are from a visual inspection only. If an item is play tested this is noted within the description.
Near Mint / NM or M-
Near perfect. No obvious signs of use, it may have been played - but it has been handled very carefully.
Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: Near Perfect. No obvious wear, it may have only the slightest of marks from handling.
Very Good Plus / VG+
A few minor scuffs/scratches. This has been played, but handled with good care - and certainly not abused.
Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: Slight wear, marks, indentations, it may possibly have a cut-out hole (or similar).
Very Good / VG
Quite a few light scuffs/scratches, or several more-pronounced scratches. This has obviously been played, but not handled as carefully as a VG+.
Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: More wear, marks, indentations than a VG+. May have slight fading, a small tear/rip, or some writing.