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    Season 1 
  • Neil Diamond's cover of "If You Go Away" (itself an adaptation of Jacques Brel's "Ne Me Quitte Pas") plays as Elliot mulls over whether or not to take action against E Corp. The contrast of a sombre vintage track over a montage of modern technology makes for one effective song choice.
  • Perfume Genius' song "Queen", which plays during Elliot's hallucination sequence. It's a low, somewhat trippy tune that fits the mood well.
  • "Gone" by M83, which plays as Elliot discovers the truth about Mr. Robot being his father. The slow, dramatic build up adds to the already thick tension, especially as the song grows louder and more quicker-paced.
  • Time Zone's "World Destruction", which plays over a montage of people rioting in the streets after the 5/9 hack. It's as loud and passion-fuelled as what's on screen, and it makes for a good auditory representation of both the freedom and the chaos the hack caused.
  • "People Who Died" by the Jim Caroll Band, playing as Darlene, Trenton and Mobley dispose of evidence in the animal incinerator. A morbid yet fast-paced song suitable for destroying evidence (and freeing puppies) to.
  • "Two Weeks" by FKA Twigs in episode 7. As Tyrell and Knowles' wife begin to make out and prepare to have sex an ethereal and erotic song begins to play and continues as he strangles her to death.
  • The Pixies' "Where is My Mind", performed on solo piano by Maxence Cyrin, which plays during the end of the ninth episode. It's a glorious shout-out to the original's appearance in Fight Club, where it plays during the final scene and end credits.
  • "Sound and Colour" by Alabama Shakes plays as Elliot follows Mr. Robot's advice and goes home to watch the carnage they caused on his computer. A slow, haunting song with electronic elements that makes for a perfect finish to the first season.

    Season 2 
  • "Daydream in Blue" by I Monster, which plays as Elliot tells Krista (and us) about his new routine. It begins with a dramatic build up that segues into a dreamlike yet powerful introduction to his self-exile.
  • Phil Collins' "Take Me Home" plays as Scott Knowles sets fire to $5.6 million of his own company's money. The slow build at the beginning works well with the shot of him preparing the money, making the wistful chorus that begins when he finally sets it alight very effective. Bonus points go to the lyrics, which foreshadow the big twist of Elliot being in prison: "Cause I've been a prisoner all my life..."
  • While at a karaoke bar, Angela sings a cover of Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World". Her tearful rendition is extra powerful when combined with the footage of Darlene, Trenton and Mobley desperately searching for something to blackmail Susan with, capturing how out of their depths everyone has become.
  • "The Moth and the Flame" by Les Deux Love Orchestra, which plays over Dom taking Darlene to see The Big Board of evidence they have about the 5/9 hack. A haunting tune that builds up the tension and fear of Darlene following Dom and realising just how much the FBI knows about fsociety.

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    Season 4 
  • Low's ominous rendition of "Little Drummer Boy", which plays over the opening credits of "401 Unauthorized". Following up Angela's sudden, brutal death while also being contrasted with blurry shots of New York City in the young hours of Christmas, it really drives home just how oppressively dire the situation has become.
  • In the opening of "403 Forbidden," Zhang rubs Chen's feet while Culture Club's "Time (Clock of the Heart)", which is about the singer wanting more time to be with his lover, quietly plays on television.
  • Grimes' "Flesh Without Blood", playing as Elliot makes out with Olivia and, for the first time in too long, finding love again after losing Shayla. After all he's been through, this is such a refreshing moment even if it didn't last.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen's "Run Away With Me", a perfect musical backdrop to Darlene having a panic attack walking away from Dom on the airport, and Dom running after her to board the plane with her.


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