The album has received mixed reviews from critics, with some giving the album an enthusiastic response, and others having a very negative view of the album.At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 57 ("mixed or average reviews"), based on 22 reviews.This week's most popular songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data provided by online music sources. It should not be confused with identically-numbered albums from other Now! For more information, see Now That's What I Call Music! The album was initially released in Australia on October 30, 2009.It was made available in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2009, and the following day in the United States.It opened at number seven on the Billboard 200, selling 66,000 copies in its first week of availability. Knowledge of the record was first made public by Billboard.com, who reported that Weezer was to head into the studio in early November 2008 to record a seventh album.
In a 2010 interview, Bell revealed that he "[had] a conversation with Rivers about [Raditude].Freese performed with the band at the KROQ Weenie Roast.In an interview for the event, the band revealed that the new album would be released in summer 2009. 36 debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 albums chart.The album's first single, "(If You're Wondering If I Want You to) I Want You to", was released in August 2009.