I suspect it’s just because that all feels somewhat obtainable as a sound I can recreate myself (with suitable effort) as a target for my practicing.
Here I’m trying to dip my toe in this, with playing the riff from Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, from Radiohead’s In Rainbows. Clearly amateur stuff on my side, but it makes a change from practicing over the more “traditional” sounding drums in GarageBand. The original was not this way, with a very much not digital Phil Selway on the drums, as can be seen on the opening of the “From The Basement” session:
That session is well worth a watch, not just for the music, but also to watch the band at work, to see what sounds come from where: watching guitarist Ed just sit on the floor and play his looper pedal for a while, or Johnny trade his guitar for various instruments that wouldn’t be out of place in a junior school that fit in perfectly.