Rubber Soul was their first great album from start to finish. My Grandmother and her family are born and bred Liverpool. Grew up listening to them, but don't listen to them (or much rock) much these days, as I primarily listen to jazz. I prefer The Kinks and Moody Blues to The Beatles, but they are still a great band. Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones are a bad parody band (Let It Bleed, Yesterday don't matter when it's gone, etc.), though Charlie Watts and Mick Taylor are excellent musicians.