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Rebekah Florence

Mexican Prozac


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Review

Imagine an anxiety attack (brought on by being dropped by your H.M.O.) inspiring a trip to Mexico to stock up on black-market antidepressants. That's the theme of the title track to Rebekah Florence's new album "Mexican Prozak." Florence is an alternative country/folk artist with a sharp wit and hilarious sense of humor. The album has all the freshness, spontaneity, and intimacy of a live performance. Florence's songs paint a vivid psychological self-portrait. Her lyrics betray an intense desire for association with people and new experiences, many of which have been rather bitter (as in the songs "Brand New Heartache," "Hold a Grudge," and "Sorry My Mistake"). She reveals a gregarious personality and a quick-thinking, creative, and versatile nature, but one that is perhaps unstable emotionally (as she says in the title track, "I ain't no common criminal, I'm just a little depressed"). She desires change and travel and enjoys opportunities that allow her to be creative and to act independently, rather than to conform to system and routine. Although she may appear confident and positive, she feels self-conscious at times and is too open to suggestion, thus becoming involved in detrimental associations which lead into by-paths of thrill-seeking or emotional indulgence (as is apparent in the song "Mexican Prozak"). This album is as original as a designer drug, but may cause feelings of euphoria in the listener. -- Craig Conley

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