@bam541 I think that's fair. Ginger has some great tracks, but it also has some of my least favorite in their whole discography, and like you said it doesn't really have a consistent through-line. For me, some of the tracks felt a little forced, like they were trying to capture a vibe but didn't really know how (i.e. Big Boy and Love Me For Life), whereas I think Roadrunner has songs that want to capture the same vibe and do so seamlessly (Old News, What's the Occasion). Not trying to drag Ginger, because I did like it, but I feel like Roadrunner captures a lot of the same moods and tones without sacrificing its energy.
As for Iridescence, yeah you're right it kind of is in a lane of its own. Through all of its faults (and I think there are many), it is pretty damn original so I give it credit for that. Also J'ouvert is excellent.