The record has a non audio scratch on the first track. I listened to the record twice and could not hear a tick from the scratch. there is slight background noise on the quiet spots of the record and has a few pops on it. Graded as a VG but could be graded higher.
(VG) record will have surface noise. It 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, such as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound.