Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Machine Head, Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket, Devin Townsend, REM, Silverchair, Muse, AC-DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, The Beatles, The Band, Buffalo Springfield;
Psychedelic Trance (Shift, Twisted System, Phatmatix, Absolum, Protoculture, ...), Drum and Bass (Black Sun Empire, Future Prophecies, State of Mind, ...),
...and many more rock, psy-trance, dnb and other genre musicians/bands...
My opinion on animated series:
American Dad > Family Guy > Futurama > Old Simpsons > New Simpsons