These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Awesome Music: Ten is one of the highest-selling debut albums of all time, up there with Boston's self-titled and Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction, and their live shows are commonly agreed to be this. "Given To Fly" from the Yield album also qualifies.
"W.M.A.," the centerpiece of Vs., is certainly this. It builds from a complex tribal drumbeat to a furious anti-racist rant, backed by an eerie bassline and even militaristic chanting.
Black Sheep Hit: Their cover of "Last Kiss". Also, "Better Man", the band's biggest hit in the United States in terms of pop radio airplay, is much more acoustic and midtempo than most of their other songs.
By the same logic, modern and classic rock stations mostly play from Ten, Vs. and maybe Vitalogy if they're feeling charitable. They will play newer Pearl Jam upon release, but it tends to fade fast.
Covered Up: "Last Kiss" and its B-side "Soldier of Love"; lesser-known examples include "Leaving Here", "Sonic Reducer", "It's OK" and "Gremmie Out Of Control".
Epic Riff: "Even Flow", "Jeremy" (at least on the bass), "Rearviewmirror", and "Save You".
How hard can it be? How high can I jump? How high can I throw? How high can I run How long can I hold my breath and stay underwater and wave my legs around in perfect unison with my partner who doesn't really understand me and my Olympic dream, my Olympic dream
Harsher in Hindsight: "Jeremy", especially its accompanying video, after a rash of school shootings in The Nineties, even though in the song Jeremy shoots himself. Once again after the Sandy Hook shootings.
Hype Backlash: From anyone who felt either the production on their debut album Ten was sloppy, or that they were too classic rock to be part of the whole grunge/alternative insurgence. Most infamous among them: one Kurt Cobain. Eddie Vedder actually agreed, which contributed to the experimental nature of Vitalogy.