You can limit what is played to the album you want to play just by selecting that album in the Album pane (should be available when you're in the Library). When iTunes runs out of songs on that album it stops.
Similarly you can select songs from a particular artist by clicking the artist in the Artist pane, and all his or her songs and albums are listed in the different panes.
Further, you can select a single (or even multiple) Genre/s in the Genre pane, pick a few of the several artists of that genre that appear in the Artist pane, and then select, perhaps, only 1 or 2 of each artist's albums to play. The result is listed in the song list. And even then you can still avoid the few songs you don't like by unchecking the relevant song title. All without playlists. (On the Mac you select more than one line in a pane by clicking on them while holding down the CMD key, the one with the Apple/Pretzel. Windows will have a similar thing).
To do all this you have to make sure that all the relevant panes are open in the first place, ie the Genre, Artist and Album panes. If you don't have them open, make sure you're in the general Library and then click on the Browse eye in the top right of iTunes.
If you have several songs and want to write in Artist, Album, Date, Genre etc info common to all of them at the same time, on the Mac anyway you select all the songs you want (CMD-click each one) and then press CMD-I (or from the menu, FILE> GET INFO) and a box comes up with various entry fields.