EXCEPTION TO THE RULE by TOMMY CASTRO just rocks. It has a good blend of blues, soul and rock that is totally lacking from most of the music that is popular today. (Can u say N'SYNC or BRITTNEY SPEARS). Tommy has a great soulful voice, and on this album his backing band is top notch. Being from the San Francisco area, I have heard of Tommy for awhile and I can say that I dig his music. HOW LONG MUST I CRY is a slow blues song that Tommy really delivers the goods on. HAD ENOUGH, EXCEPTION TO THE RULE, NASTY HABITS, SHO' ENOUGH are rockin songs that showcase the bands talents as a whole. If you are a fan of the blues and of good music, then I highly recommend this album for you.