Song: The Bad Thing (2007)
Artist: Arctic Monkeys
Album: Favourite Worst Nightmare
Today's SOD was inspired by semi-old news that I never got a chance to blog; Arctic Monkeys are releasing a new album next year!
Nothing from the "pretty much ready" album has leaked yet, so you're stuck with an '07 classic.
I know it likely won't happen since it's not 2006 anymore, but I'd love for a return to their early sound. I miss those blaring guitars and angsty lyrics, but I get that they've grown as a band.
I gave Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino a C+ in a typo-ridden blog back in 2018, but the highlight of that piece was the story of a Tinder meet-up gone wrong. See, I had a super awkward encounter with this cute, emo-y young lady that ultimately ended when I knocked her bed off its frame whilst finger blastin' her as I prayed that my wien would fill up with blood. Earlier in the night, we were talking music, and I mentioned how I was excited that there were rumors of an AM album the following year (which happened). In her way too negative, boner killing way, she said Alex Turner hated the rest of the band, and they'd never make music again. She was cute but her Eeyore attitude was a vibe assassin. Once the bed slipped off the frame because it was supported by a 2x4 that had about 2 millimeters of slack on each end (ahhh, college houses), I put it back together, gave her a hug and said yeah this isn't gonna happen and wwe never spoke again! That was just one of many conversations gone wrong from that fateful night, and guess what, Kelsey? You're wrong again, biccccch! (respectfully) More Arctic Monkeys to come in 2022!
FTR: Yes, I'd still hit if you want to finish what we started in May 2017. I'm only like twice the size I was then, but sadly I'm not talking about below the belt.
As for today's SOD, The Bad Thing is IMO a Top 10 Arctic Monkey's song. If I ever come into an exorbitant amount of cash, I'd pay whatever it takes to have them play it live at a private show for my ever-shrinking squad since they have never played it live. Sorry if you read this Seanny boy, but as a former cuck-ee (which is one of my top 3 biggest regrets), I do sort of love the whole cheating wife story arc behind this song. It's sexy, sue me.