Mod note: Given it's own thread.
It's possible. Now that I have a longer commute I find that I tend to skip to a track in an album I want to listen to, then un-shuffle it to listen to the whole album (have iTunes sorted by album).
Now as for a time frame, please don't turn purple on my account. Sorry. I have a bunch of basic stuff that still needs to be done (that I haven't been doing) before I get to something like that