With STREET SIGNS, Ozomatli have made the kind of album that Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel and Santana are all known for, by combining an expansive world-view, both politically and musically, with catchy and engaging songs. On this record, the Los Angeles group (onetime collaborators with the aforementioned Santana) presents an aesthetic that fuses 21st century salsa with urban sounds and social commentary, particularly on "Dejame en Paz" and "(Who Discovered) America?" Ozomatli expand on their global grooves with the cumin-laced Middle Eastern flavor of "Believe" and the dancehall rhythms of "Who's to Blame." Rounding out STREET SIGNS is the pop-perfect "Love and Hope," which, in an ideal world, would rival Santana's hit "Smooth" for popularity.
Entertainment Weekly (p.166) - "[T]here's no denying the sheer energy of this idealist crew." - Grade: B
Mojo (Publisher) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[W]ith Middle Eastern musical influences provocatively but energisingly added to their already potent brew of Latin rock and Angeleno hip hop, the band are back on course."