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.


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.


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.


Does Cryotherapy Actually Help Your Muscles Recover?

There’s hardly any evidence that freezing your body helps muscles recover.


The Bizarrely Effective Way Placebos Change Our Bodies

It's not just mind over matter.


These Scientists Think Shockwaves Could Treat Erectile Dysfunction Better Than Viagra

Keep your pants on though—it's still experimental.


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.


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

Quick, sound the Extremely Unexpected Beef klaxon.


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.


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.


America's Most Promising Drug Contains No Active Ingredients

Welcome to the era of the sugar pill.