placebo

Wellness Lies

Any Power Crystals Hold Is Thanks to the Placebo Effect

Crystals are pretty but they do not store healing, stress-relieving energy. The magic is in your mind.
Claire Lampen
1.25.19
Interviews

Read Some Of Noisey's Best Interviews of 2018

From an interview with Snail Mail to a chat with Robyn, check out some of what you may have missed this year.
Noisey UK Staff
12.26.18
Interviews

Placebo Reflect on 20 Years of Their Album 'Without You I'm Nothing'

We spoke to bassist Stefan Olsdal about intimacy, otherness, and sticking to your convictions—all things that packed the album with enough gut punches to stand the test of two decades.
Emma Garland
10.26.18
Tonic

Does Cryotherapy Actually Help Your Muscles Recover?

There’s hardly any evidence that freezing your body helps muscles recover.
K. Aleisha Fetters
5.11.18
mind

The Bizarrely Effective Way Placebos Change Our Bodies

It's not just mind over matter.
Nina Shapiro, M.D.
5.2.18
Sex

These Scientists Think Shockwaves Could Treat Erectile Dysfunction Better Than Viagra

Keep your pants on though—it's still experimental.
Lea Surugue
3.16.18
we saw this

Placebo Still Capture All Your Angst As Perfectly As Ever

The band's sold-out London shows this week were a testament to how much they've mattered for more than 20 years.
Emma Garland
10.27.17
Noisey News

Placebo's Brian Molko Said Kings of Leon are "Like Cardboard Cutouts"

Quick, sound the Extremely Unexpected Beef klaxon.
Lauren O'Neill
8.23.17
Remembering Things

The 'Cruel Intentions' Soundtrack Captured the Dark Heart of Adolescence

How a cobbled together selection of radio hits for a 90s film about borderline incestuous sociopaths still has the power to make us feel sentimental.
Alaister Moughan
7.27.17
Sobriety Check

Just Thinking Your Drink Has Red Bull in It Makes You Feel Drunker

The power of placebo.
Jesse Hicks
5.12.17
Op-Eds

20 Years After "Nancy Boy": How Brian Molko Queered Up the 90s

At a time when bubblegum pop and parka-wearing masculinity reigned, he stood out as Placebo's give-no-fucks alt-heartthrob.
Daisy Jones
4.7.17
Meducation

America's Most Promising Drug Contains No Active Ingredients

Welcome to the era of the sugar pill.
Carrie Arnold
11.22.16
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