Some people compare them to the Beatles and try to choose a winner, but remember... The Beatles were a pop band, never a rock n roll band, the Stones are the definition of ROCK N ROLL, and the only rock n roll band of massive popularity to come out of the 60's.
Rocker: Abey Road???? are you kidding?? It's a good album but it's not rock n roll! I don't feel the blues or the roll in it.
Girl: But I like all those Beatles songs, they're cute and melodic.
Rocker: I don't like children's music. You go listen to the beatles, I'm gonna listen to real rock n roll baby, I'm gonna listen to the Rolling Stones mofo, Let It Bleed bitch!!!!
Wherever he laid his hat was his home.
(And when he died) All he left us was alone."
In the end their just another glorifier (along with radio, the RIAA and MTV) of bad music in America.
Do yourself a favor and support Indie artists and those with actual talent, not top 40 pop/pop-puck/emo/rap songs.