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The thing to take away from Pink Floyd would be their guitar solos, and even then... it's something I shy away from. Anything I'd suggest is probably territory already well mined.
Led Zeppelin 2, 3, 4 - for the band interplay. I know LZ is a key influence in Pat's writing as a drummer. Their band dynamics are unparalleled. Presence is amazing as well.
Black Sabbath - Masters Of Reality. Love, love, love melodic vocals against heavy music.
Pixies - Trompe Le Monde.
The Breeders - Pod, Splash, Mountain Battles.
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything, Loveless. Kevin Shields is an amazing writer, strange timing, incredibly unique chord progressions and 60s melodies. The guitar sound is out of this world.
Cheap Trick - eponymous. Loose production, amazing tunes, singer is one of the best ever.
Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes.
Shotgun Jimmie - Still Jimmie. Funny lyrics, sloppy playing, wonderful songwriting.
The Zombies - Odyssey and Oracle. Very smart songs.
Neil Young - Le Noise. The guitar sound is incredible, especially on a song like 'Angry World'.
Requiem by Mozart.
You no doubt know all of these bands inside and out (save for Shotgun Jimmie). Oh well.