Yeah, the new Lana album was her lightest material to date, and her most accessible since Born to Die. I enjoyed the songs with hip/hop influences the most, save for "Love," which is just a big ray of unexpected delight from Lana.
Starboy ranked high for me last year. I think it's on par with his previous effort.
Franklin’s music profoundly touched and changed the world, because over and over it offered that bridge to salvation, to freedom.