The Beatle's HELP! was recorded in 11 days.
The Breeders' POD was recorded in 2 weeks.
All of the Robert Johnson recordings were done in 3 days...
At the same time that's a certain type of music, instrumentation, and arrangement, a type that facilitates that outcome. The same is true of The White Stripes and Nirvana. Rock and Folk/Blues formatted bands are more than capable of walking into a studio with some songs they worked out and banging them out in a few hours, as long as they practiced them enough.