Like Another Side of Bob Dylan and the Beatles' Rubber Soul, Face to Face marks the beginning of the Kinks' classic period. From here on, Kinks' records would become more than collections of songs, they'd become coherent frames whose material added up to a complete perspective. This record arguably presents the birth of the "concept album." And in the subcategory of records vying for first concept album (pre-Tommy, of course), such as S.F. Sorrow by the Pretty Things, Face to Face is easily the most rewarding.