For me Clarity era is the best, with Turn Off The Light v.2 trailing at a close second. She definitely is going to have a hard time following her own impeccable releases with the album, but I have a feeling she can pull it off with the consistent quality of her work.
As for the Dr. Luke thing, I have to choose to remain willfully ignorant. Almost everything Dr. Luke has done in the last few years is quite simply an e.a.r.g.a.s.m, and I’m of the mind that my action as an individual if I chose to boycott his work would be inconsequential, as he is already well connected and extremely wealthy. I have to try to separate the art from the artist. Ethically it’s a challenge. I can’t help but still love Michael Jackson songs despite the allegations against him. I do hope Kim will work with some different producers going forward and that Dr. Luke is not doing additional harm, to Kim, Doja, or any of the other artists who’s work he has a hand in.