Stephen Thomas Erlewine
|Other names||Tom Erlewine|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Spouse||Stephanie Erlewine (m. 2017)|
|Relatives||Michael Erlewine (uncle)|
Stephen Thomas Erlewine ( /ˈɜːrlwaɪn/; born June 18, 1973) is an American music critic and senior editor for the online music database AllMusic. He is the author of many artist biographies and record reviews for AllMusic, as well as a freelance writer, occasionally contributing liner notes.  
Erlewine was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is a nephew of the former musician and AllMusic founder Michael Erlewine.   He studied at the University of Michigan, where he majored in English, and was a music editor (1993–94) and then arts editor (1994–1995) of the school's paper The Michigan Daily, and DJ'd at the campus radio station, WCBN.  He has contributed to many books, including All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop, and Soul  and All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip-Hop. 
By the way, Stephen is related to Michael Erlewine—his nephew, to be exact.