Happily last week Cher's album 3614 Jackson Highway was album of the day on the fabulous music site Allmusic.
Here's their detailed review by Lindsay Planer which was quite positive. They give it 3.5 out of 4 stars and label it "earthy, intimate, ambitious, mellow and gritty."
Doubly happily you can learn more about Cher's band for the album, The Swampers.
Here's the clincher quote:
"...closer examination reveals that not only does Cher have soul, but The Swampers are the quintessential foil for her decidedly unique style. Like soul-music serpent charmers, they summon from Cher the most authentic, if not interesting work she has been responsible for."