Adam Sweeting is a British rock critic and writer.
In 1980, he became a feature editor of Melody Maker. He also briefly collaborated with Sounds. In 1985, he stopped collaborating with the Melody Maker to work for The Guardian and also for Q. He did interviews with musicians such as Kate Bush, Neil Young, Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell. Sweeting has written over 800 articles for The Guardian, including hundreds of obituaries. Since the 2000s, he has been publishing articles and interviews in The Times and The Independent on Sunday.
He is also the author of several books including Cover Versions – Singing Other People's Songs published in 2004 on Pimlico and Simple Minds published on Sidgwick & Jackson in 1999.