Pilot were that timeless glory, a pure pop band. Their singles were perfectly crafted and packed with hooks, everything from punchy pop guitars to exquisite lost-chord vocal harmonies. A real joy to see them getting this re-release as the old 45s are starting to look really worn.
Pilot improved with age too, with the material from their third LP "Morin Heights" particularly outstanding, showing new depths of material and maturity. The only reason I don't give it five is that, being an EMI release, they've left off the late period Arista singles, of which "Get Up and Go" was as irresistably catchy as anything here.
If all you've ever heard of Pilot is "January" and "Magic", get this to see how consistently good they were.