I noticed that the rear of the tonearm is actually so low that it touches the album as it progresses so that seems to be the cause.That can't be right. Sounds like the VTA at the pivot is too low.
Are you sure the platter is seated down properly on the spindle?
If yes reset the VTA with the arm just slighter lower than parallel at the at rear of the arm with a record on the platter.
Make sure VTF is set correctly for the cartridge.