Pop Voodoo UMC 4/10 Shaun and Kermit sink like subs on saggy comeback Various Happy Mondays reunions have failed to bear worthwhile fruit, so now Shaun Ryder’s having a crack with his other band. Supposedly the presence of lyrical sparring partner Kermit brings the best out of Ryder, but more than ever he sounds like the wheezing old guy in your local, struggling to recall last week’s tabloid headlines. Musically, Pop Voodoo misses the input of Danny Saber, architect of the first album’s bawdy cartoon funk. “whiskey, wine And Ham” is the only track that really pops, enlivened by a rare burst of classic Ryderese (“Butchers chasing doctors/ Followed by helicopters/You’re all just obnoxious”). Otherwise it’s slim pickings from men a long way past their prime.