Surprisingly, a not-insignificant part of the plot of the *Bumblebee* Transformers movie involves the main character, a teenage girl named Charlie Watson, trying to get Bumblebee to dig the Smiths like she does. What are the chances that a semi-anthropomorphic transformable robot from another planet will dig the heavily British jangle rock of the 80’s alternative band? [Apparently, pretty good.](https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/12/johnny-marr-this-charming-man-performance/)
This aids my theory that the Beatles were not only *not* the best rock band, they weren’t even the best British rock band. I don’t know of a single Transformer that’s really into them.